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Infectivity and Transmission of Xylella fastidiosa by Philaenus spumarius (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae) in Apulia, Italy
ABSTRACT Discovery of Xylella fastidiosa from olive trees with “Olive quick decline syndrome” in October 2013 on the west coast of the Salento Peninsula prompted an immediate search for insectExpand
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Evaluation of Olive as a Host of Xylella fastidiosa and Associated Sharpshooter Vectors.
Olive (Olea europaea) trees exhibiting leaf scorch or branch dieback symptoms in California were surveyed for the xylem-limited, fastidious bacterium Xylella fastidiosa. Only approximately 17% ofExpand
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Mating interference of glassy‐winged sharpshooters, Homalodisca vitripennis
Animal communication is a complex behavior that is influenced by abiotic and biotic factors of the environment. Glassy‐winged sharpshooters (GWSS), Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Hemiptera:Expand
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Postharvest survival of navel orangeworm assessed in pistachios
Controlling navel orangeworm, a key pistachio pest, is problematic because the moth overwinters in “mummy” nuts. After harvest, there may be more than 30,000 pistachio nuts (mummies) left behind perExpand
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Seasonal Population Dynamics of Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in Sweet Orange Trees Maintained Under Continuous Deficit Irrigation
ABSTRACT A 2-yr study was conducted in a citrus orchard (Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck cultivar Valencia) to determine the influence of plant water stress on the population dynamics of glassy-wingedExpand
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Seasonal Fluctuations of Sap-Feeding Insect Species Infected by Xylella fastidiosa in Apulian Olive Groves of Southern Italy
Abstract A study on seasonal abundance of Auchenorrhyncha species and their infectivity by Xylella fastidiosa in the Apulia region of Italy was conducted to identify ideal periods for monitoring andExpand
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Update of the Scientific Opinion on the risks to plant health posed by Xylella fastidiosa in the EU territory
Abstract EFSA was asked to update the 2015 EFSA risk assessment on Xylella fastidiosa for the territory of the EU. In particular, EFSA was asked to focus on potential establishment, short‐ andExpand
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Olfactory responses of the egg parasitoid, Gonatocerus ashmeadi Girault (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), to host plants infested by Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)
Abstract Gonatocerus ashmeadi Girault is an egg parasitoid with potential use in glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS), Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar), biological control in California. We tested theExpand
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Differential reproductive maturity between geographically separated populations of Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) in California
Abstract The glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar), is native to the southeastern United States and northeastern Mexico. It was detected in southern California in the lateExpand
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Mating behavior and vibrational mimicry in the glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis
The glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS), Homalodisca vitripennis, is an important vector of Xylella fastidiosa, the causal agent of Pierce’s disease of grapevine. GWSS control relies mainly onExpand
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